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the internal mcleary environment in russia. as i said at the outset i agree with you as well that wherever we can as we try to do we have to try to work with russian our common interests and we have had success in that regard particularly on foreign-policy issues that we share. with regard to our support for democratic change and reform for those speaking out for a pluralistic society we have to despise the environment continue to work with the russians who are willing to work with us. we are not able to support them as fully and we still need to make support available in other ways and i will if confirmed he eager to work with all of you on the committee to look for more ways to do that. in addition we have to speak out as you said and as i said in my opening when we disagree and we have to work more intensively and more cohesively with our european allies and partners because when we speak together our concerns are even stronger. see let me ask you one question about the trade agreement. how worried are you about the ability of europe to be on -- we have seen over the past week france seems
both for the environment, the atmosphere, the communities living near the mountain top removal where they blow up entire mountains in west virginia and through appalachia. but we're seeing this trade-off of one form of pollution for another. one form of dirty energy for another. a lot of that has to do with the influence of the natural gas industry has on this administration. what we're asking the president to do is to please sit down and meet with the families in the film "gasland 2" that are emblematic of several families in the united states that are suffering at the hands of drilling in united states history domestically and to meet with the scientists and engineers featured in the film who explain the dark side of fracking. water contamination that is an inevitability that's happening all across the shale gas areas because the wells crack and leak and the industry knows they crack and leak and because of the issue brought up of methane being this super greenhouse gas that is being emitted all over the production. in the production fields, in the gas fields in the transmission li
away from the conversation is a different media environment than today. guest: very true. were threeys, there television networks. they controlled 95% of the audience we did not have cable tv. we did not have the internet. it worked both ways. richard nixon was one of the last american presidents who could use the bully pulpit in ways that moved in numbers. the white house could calle threonine in new york city at 1:00 and be assured of having -- 3 man in new york city at 1:00 in the morning and be assured of having primetime that night. verax of wrightwood offer was called instant analysis. today the president wants to make a speech. he may not be on three networks. and does not particularly a matter. he will be on cable. cable is defined by their own ideological color races. forget. seeral ride -- eric vereid. before he is halfway through his speech, millions are twittering their analysis. it is a different environment. it was the mistress of the chief job of the president is to persuade people. it is a lot harder to persuade people today than it was in richard nixon's time. nixons o
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